Good luck, Dwayne Carter

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Lil Wayne's New York trial for possession of a loaded weapon back in 2007 goes down today.

New York is considered one of the harshest states with regards to gun possession, and sentencing is assumed to be about a year, or eight months for good behavior:

Rap star Lil Wayne is poised to spend as much as the next year in a New York City jail cell instead of a spotlight.

The Grammy Award-winning rapper is set to be sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in a gun possession case. His plea deal calls for a year in jail, though good behavior could shave that to as little as eight months.

The 27-year-old was born Dwayne Carter. He's one of music's biggest sellers and rap's hottest stars. His ''Tha Carter III'' led 2008 album sales with 2.8 million copies sold. His Grammys include 2008's best rap solo performance award, for ''A Milli.''

He pleaded guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted he illegally had a loaded gun on his tour bus in July 2007.